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Julienne's pastry shop in Halifax

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chef55 May 25, 2009 06:18 AM

...Have you been? What should one order if going? Thanks =)

  1. troutpoint May 27, 2009 03:43 AM

    The almond croissants are a must. Everytime I am in Halifax, I have to have 1 (ok-2!)

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      chef55 May 29, 2009 10:16 AM

      Ya, they must be good...they're always sold out! =o( Thanks

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        summ3r Jun 5, 2009 04:43 PM

        If I'm going to snag some, what time do I need to be there by???

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      petra_reuter Jun 9, 2009 07:09 PM

      I haven't been to the pastry shop but I received a particularly witchy and snotty remark in response to a question I asked at their market stall one Saturday morning which turned me off their product. I now buy my bread and pastries at Boulangerie La Vendéenne in the basement and they are absolutely excellent!

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        starlings Jun 12, 2009 06:39 AM

        I prefer La Vendéenne's bread, and croissants. The crumb generally has a more developed gluten structure, and the crusts are more substantial. I find Julien's breads look great, but lack oomph.

        I can't really handle the market, so I pick their bread up at Pete's. It is usually stocked there towards the end of the week.

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          petra_reuter Jun 14, 2009 06:36 PM

          I have a dangerous addiction to La Vendéenne's apple turnovers, they are so good! My trick to the market is to go insanely early so as to avoid the socializing, stroller crowd and to do minimal browsing but lots of shopping.

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